ARISS NEWS RELEASE no. 14-02
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
David Jordan, AA4KN – ARISS Public Relations
Current discussions between the ARISS team and NASA suggest the possibility of voice contacts with the International Space Station (ISS) during Saturday’s ARRL Field Day activities this coming weekend.
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS http://ariss.rac.ca/) program hopes an Amateur Radio digital TV system will be up and running aboard the International Space Station by later this year. A project initiated by AMSAT-Italy http://www.amsat.it/, HamTV would provide one-way video and audio from the ISS to complement the FM radio voice link used for ARISS school group radio contacts.
ARISS-Europe Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF has drafted an overview of a new 'Ham Video' DATV downlink system on S-Band being developed for placement on the International Space Station later this year.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom on 12 February.
The Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club (VE9LC) in Saint John NB Canada will host an ARISS contact with Colonel Chris Hadfield.
The contact is confirmed for Thursday January 17th 2013 at 13:40 Z.
The webcast will start at 12:00 Z, with the formal presentation beginning at 13:00 Z, and the contact at 13:40 Z.
The URL for the contact is http://live.streamit.ca/?player=66 .
This same URL will also contain the archived version of the contact, for those not able to view the event as it is occurring.
For more information, please see http://www.lcarc.ca .
ISS Commander Sunita Williams KD5PLB made this video about the space station before she returned to Earth
Watch Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Royal Canadian Air Cadets- Newfoundland Cadet Detachment, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on 12 January.
Bedford NS ARISS contact live on CBC
CBC News is planning to broadcast live an ARISS contact between Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, aboard the ISS, and the students at the Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford, NS, on Saturday Jan 5, 2013, at 18:54 UTC. See the CBC NS Web site www.cbc.ca/ns for details.
Daniel A. Lamoureux, VE2KA
NASA is now accepting proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations -- individually or working together -- to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between May 1, 2013 and November 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes in length. ARISS contacts are supported by the program’s US partners -- the ARRL and AMSAT -- and their member volunteers, as well as other international space agencies and Amateur Radio partners. Proposals are due January 28, 2013.
Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. ARISS Contacts Held
3. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
4. U.S. Schools Announce Upcoming Contacts
1. Upcoming School Contacts